She’s considered one of the best writers of the 20th century South, but Flannery O’Connor published only 32 short stories and two novels before she died in 1965 of complications from lupus. Jean Cash (James Madison University) spent ten years researching the first full-length biography of O’Connor.

Also featured: Ellen Glasgow was born in 1873 into an aristocratic Virginia family, but wrote about the dying southern order. Her works are receiving new critical attention from literary scholars, thanks in part to Carol Manning (Mary Washington College).

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